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September 10, 2014 CG Lessons CCSS 6-8, CG Lessons CCSS 9-12, ELA 6-8, ELA Resources - Activities, ELA 9-12, ELA Focus - Grammar, Core Grammar

Parallel Structure Grammar Practice, Grades 6–12

Today's grammar worksheets focus on key CCSS Language Standards L.9-10.1.A

Visuals are a great way to engage student thinking. Below is a simple grammar exercise to teach parallel structure. To get started, you will need an Expo marker and a white board or a projector and document camera or a similar device to project your work. You could also use big chart paper that can be placed around the room as an anchor chart.

Students understand parallel lines in math, so we will use that idea here.

 

Step 1: Draw 2 or more parallel lines on the board.

Step 2: Explain that parallel structure means the same grammatical form is used for similar ideas.

Model that idea.

Step 3: Write the word swimming at the end of your first parallel line.

Step 4: Discuss the structure of the word and the –ing ending.

Include the class.

Step 5: Ask the class what word could go on the next line using the same grammatical form.

Step 6: Write the words students share.

Examples include hiking, relaxing, camping, running, walking, or jogging.

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For continued practice, download the Parallel Structure Grammar Activity for students grades 6–12.